Our central location in Dubai, close to Sheikh Zayed road, means all of Dubai’s attractions are within easy reach. From the biggest shopping malls, including The Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates, to charming historical and cultural attractions in Bur Dubai, from the world-famous Palm to Jumeirah Beach, the possibilities for entertainment are endless.
Mall of the Emirates is a shopping mall which was opened in November 2005 and it developed & owned by Majid Al Futtaim Properties and located in Dubai at interchange four on Sheikh Zayed Road. The multi-level shopping center currently features more than 560 international brands, more than 700 stores, 11 anchor stores with a total gross leasable area (GLA) of 234,479 sqm including department stores, fashion, lifestyle, sports, electronics and home furnishing outlets.
Leisure activities include: Ski Dubai (the Middle East’s first indoor ski resort and snow park), leading luxury clothing and footwear brands, and more than 90 international dining and café options.
Distance from the Urban Hotel : 12.7 Km - 20 Minutes
The Ibn Battuta Mall is a large shopping mall on the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai close to Interchange 6 for Jebel Ali Village. Having more than 270 shops, 50 restaurants, a 21-screen cinema and over 4,500 parking spaces on a total of 521,000 square meters, Ibn Battuta is the world’s largest themed shopping mall. On May 26 2013 Nakheel announced the tender for Ibn Battuta Mall expansion – a new, 28,000 square meter retail hub for another 150 shops.
It consists of six courts, each of whose designs are inspired by some of the countries visited by the great Moroccan Berber explorer, Ibn Battuta:
Distance from the Urban Hotel : 26 Km - 20 Minutes
The Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) is a business complex in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, built by Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. It is located along Sheikh Zayed Road at the Trade Centre Roundabout. The complex comprises the original tower (built in 1978), eight exhibition halls, the Dubai International Convention Centre and residential apartments.
The 39-storey office tower stands 149 metres (489 feet) tall and a majority of the floors are let commercially. At the time it was built, it was the tallest building in Dubai (and UAE) and the first high rise along Sheikh Zayed Road The tenants of the building include Federal Express, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, MasterCard International, Schlumberger, Sony, UOP LLC, U.S. law firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, and the consulates of Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States of America The building is featured on the 100 dirham banknote.
Distance from the Urban Hotel : 11 Km - 15 Minutes
Construction began on 21 September 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009. The building officially opened on 4 January 2010, and is part of the new 2 sqkm (490-acre) development called Downtown Dubai at the ‘First Interchange’ along Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai’s main business district.
Burj Khalifa was designed to be the centerpiece of a large-scale, mixed-use development that would include 30,000 homes, nine hotels (including The Address Downtown Dubai), 3 hectares (7.4 acres) of parkland, at least 19 residential towers, Dubai Mall, and the 12-hectare (30-acre) man-made Burj Khalifa Lake.
Distance from the Urban Hotel : 15.5 Km - 15 Minutes
Dubai Mall is the world’s largest shopping mall based on total area and fourteenth largest by gross leasable area. Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), it is part of the 20-billion-dollar Downtown Dubai complex, and includes 1,200 shops. Access to the mall is provided via Doha Street, rebuilt as a double-decker road in April 2009.
Twice delayed, Dubai Mall opened on 4 November 2008, with about 635 retailers, marking the world’s largest-ever mall opening in retail history. However, it is not the largest in gross leasable space, and is surpassed in that category by several malls including the South China Mall, which is the world’s largest, Golden Resources Mall, SM City North Edsa, and SM Mall of Asia.
Distance from the Urban Hotel : 11 Km – 15 Minutes
Dubai Golf, a leisure subsidiary owned by wasl Asset Management Group, with its world-class golf courses and luxurious clubhouses, harbours some of the most spectacular locations for golf, events and entertainment in the region. It manages the two leading golf clubs in Dubai-Emirates Golf Club and Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.
Dubai Golf manages an online tee time booking system for its 3 golf courses as well as servicing a central reservations office that books golf at all the UAE golf courses.
It also provides a wide range of market leading golf and leisure related services including fine dining restaurants, golf academies, recreation amenities and residential developments.
Distance from the Urban Hotel : 10.1 Km - 12 Minutes
Jumeirah Beach is a white sand beach that is located and named after the Jumeirah district of Dubai. It stretches along the coast south of the city’s historic district to the junction with The Palm Jumeirah and terminates between the southern end of the Jumeirah Beach Residence (adjacent to the Dubai Marina district) and the port facilities at Jebel Ali.
The adjacent districts to the beach include Jumeirah (1, 2, & 3); Umm Suqeim (1, 2, & 3); and Al Sufouh, though colloqually, this entire string of neighborhoods and districts from the southern edge of Kerama to the terminus of the Palm Jumeirah at Knowledge Village is sometimes referred to as the “Jumeirah Beach Road” area.
The beach and its frontage feature large hotels, resorts, and housing developments, including the Burj Al Arab (Arab Tower) hotel, Wild Wadi Water Park, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, and the old-style Madinat Jumeirah, a hotel and shopping complex.
Distance from the Urban Hotel : 13.4 Km - 15 Minutes
The Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago created using land reclamation by Nakheel, a company owned by the Dubai government in United Arab Emirates and was designed and developed by HHCP architects. It is one of three planned islands called the Palm Islands (Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira) which would have extended into the Persian Gulf, increasing Dubai’s shoreline by a total of 520 kilometres (320 mi). The Palm Jumeirah is the smallest and the original of three Palm Islands originally under development by Nakheel. It is located on the Jumeirah coastal area of the emirate of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Distance from the Urban Hotel : 24.4 Km - 20 Minutes
The Wild Wadi Water Park is an outdoor water park in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Situated in the area of Jumeirah, next to the Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the water park is operated by Jumeirah International, a Dubai-based hotelier.
Wild Wadi has a heated/cooled wave pool, multiple water slides and two artificial surfing machines. In addition, the park had the largest water slide outside of North America, but recently it was removed to make space for two other rides . Another feature of the park is an 18 m (59 ft) waterfall that goes off every ten minutes. The water park also has two gift shops, three restaurants and two snack stands.
It was featured in The Amazing Race 5 and The Amazing Race Asia 1, in which teams had to slide down a 21 m (69 ft) drop. It was later featured in The Amazing Race Australia 2, but instead, the teams had to ride the Surf Machine and use boogie boards to surf their way to the end where they will get their next clue.
Distance from the Urban Hotel : 15.7 Km - 17 Minutes
Global Village is Dubai’s leading family entertainment and cultural attraction with a unique shopping experience at 32 pavilions each representing a different country. Global Village also offers a variety of dining options from different cuisines, along with thrill rides and children rides at the Fantasy Island. Launched in 1997, Global Village was first based on the Creek side then Oud Metha then Dubai Festival City, until it found a permanent home in 2005 on Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road Exit 37. Every year, it has over 5 million visitors from across the globe.
Distance from the Urban Hotel : 22.7 Km - 23 Minutes
The Dubai Miracle Garden is a flower garden located in the district of Dubailand, Dubai. The garden was launched on Valentine’s Day in 2013. The garden spread over 72,000 square meters making it the world's largest natural flower garden featuring over 109 million flowers planted. In April 2015, the garden was awarded the Moselle Award for New Garden Experiences of the year by the Garden Tourism Award 2015. Major attractions within the Miracle Garden are the Floral clock, Colourful peacocks, Butterfly park and Aromatic garden.
Distance from the Urban Hotel : 15.5 Km - 15 Minutes
Dubai Parks and Resorts is set to be the region’s largest integrated theme park destination comprising three theme parks: Motiongate™ Dubai, a movie inspired theme park showcasing some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Studios and Lionsgate; Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, the first theme park based on the sights and sounds of Bollywood; as well as LEGOLAND® Dubai, a unique, interactive theme park for families which will bring the well-known LEGO® brick to life in a playful learning environment; and LEGOLAND® Water Park, the region’s first water park catering to families with children aged 2-12.
Distance from the Urban Hotel : 46.1 Km - 29 Minutes
IMG Worlds of Adventure is Dubai’s first mega themed entertainment destination promising visitors from around the world the excitement of four epic adventure zones in one location. Two of the four zones represent renowned global brands Cartoon Network and MARVEL, while IMG Boulevard and the Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure zones are original concepts created by the IMG Group. Once open, IMG Worlds of Adventure will be the largest temperature controlled indoor themed entertainment destination in the world, covering an area in excess of 1.5 million square feet. With the capacity to welcome more than 20,000 guests a day, the destination will feature a unique array of adrenaline-pumping roller coasters, thrill rides, and spine-tingling attractions based on popular Cartoon Network characters, iconic MARVEL Super Heroes and hair-raising dinosaurs. Additionally, the destination will be home to a number of world-firsts, a variety of themed retail stores, exclusive dining venues, and a 12-screen state-of-the-art cinema.
Distance from the Urban Hotel : 29.6 Km - 24 Minutes
Dubai Outlet Mall is a shopping mall, part of Dubai Outlet City in Dubai, UAE. The shopping mall is located in Dubailand. The mall opened in August 2007 and is located on the Dubai-Al Ain Road near the Dubai Bypass Road interchange. The mall is dedicated to being a true and ultimate value retail destination with snap up discounts between 30%-90% on majority of products available in the 240 stores on offer, as well as with a very comprehensive food and beverage choices, the mall is also home to the first Chuck E Cheese’s family entertainment venue in the UAE.
Distance from the Urban Hotel : 23.4 Km - 23 Minutes
Shopping mall with fashion, homeware and lifestyle stores, plus restaurants and kids' play centre.
Distance from the Urban Hotel : 5.2 km - 9 Minutes
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club first opened in Dubai, UAE, in 1993, comprising an 18-hole par 71 championship golf course with a distinctively sail-shaped clubhouse. It was home to the first golf academy in the Middle East.
Distance from the Urban Hotel : 17.4 Km - 22 Minutes
Meydan Racecourse is a racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The grandstand is over a mile in length, and can accommodate over 60,000 spectators. Meydan opened on 27 March 2010, replacing Nad Al Sheba Racecourse, which formerly occupied the same site.
Distance from the Urban Hotel : 10.6 Km - 14 Minutes
Distance from the Urban Hotel : 18.5 Km - 24 Minutes
BurJuman is one of the oldest shopping malls in Dubai, in the residential area of Bur Dubai, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is developed and owned by Al Ghurair Group.
Distance from the Urban Hotel : 26.5 Km - 20 Minutes
The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding is a non-profit organisation which promotes awareness of Emirati culture, customs, traditions and religion among expatriates and foreign visitors in the United Arab Emirates, as well as aiming to remove cultural barriers.
Distance from the Urban Hotel : 16.6 Km - 20 Minutes
Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood is a historic district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The construction of Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood dates back to the 1890s. In its prime, the locality was capable of supporting 60 housing units, most of which were separated by narrow, winding lanes.
Distance from the Urban Hotel : 16.6 Km - 20 Minutes
Zabeel Park is an urban public park located in the Zabeel district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is bounded by Sheikh Rashid Road to the north, the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road to the northwest, while the Sheikh Zayed Road cuts through the south.
Al Shindagha, sometimes spelled Al Shindagah or Al Shindaga, is a neighbourhood in the traditional centre of the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. From 1912 to 1958, the then ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum, lived in the area.
Distance from the Urban Hotel : 21.6 Km - 26 Minutes
Dubai Gold Souk or Gold Souk, is a traditional market in Dubai, UAE. The souk is located in Dubai's commercial business district in Deira, in the locality of Al Dhagaya. The souk consists of over 380 retailers, most of whom are jewelry traders.
Distance from the Urban Hotel : 20 Km - 24 Minutes
Set on an island in a striking sail-shaped building, this luxury hotel is a 5-minute walk from Wild Wadi Water Park and 4 km from Mall of the Emirates.
Opulent suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows with gulf or city views. All have 24-carat gold iPads, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPods. They offer Egyptian linens, designer toiletries, whirlpool baths and butler service. Upgraded suites include snooker tables, libraries, cinemas and private elevators.
Distance from the Urban Hotel : 13.2 Km - 15 Minutes
Alserkal Avenue, established by the socially responsible cultural enterprise of the same name in 2008, is a famous cultural district in the Al Quoz industrial area of Dubai. Spanning 500,000 sqft, the space comprises contemporary art galleries, non-profit organisations, and homegrown businesses, enabling a creative community of entrepreneurs, artists, designers and artisanal spaces. Alserkal Avenue is most known for its various exhibitions, activities, galleries, studios and more. Currently, it has approximately 40 warehouses that have been converted into a space for imagination and creativity.
OliOli® is an innovative children’s museum located in the Al Quoz area. Named after the Hawaiian word for ‘joy’, the venue has been created with the inputs of museum experts, psychologists, educators and artists from over 12 countries. Catering to children of all ages, OliOli® comprises 8 galleries that contain more than 45 interactive exhibits. Kids can use this venue to explore and discover various learning-themed exhibits that foster non-judgmental play, creativity and education. The museum also holds several exhibitions and workshops through the year.
The Dubai Frame is an architectural landmark in Zabeel Park, Dubai. It has been described by The Guardian newspaper as "the biggest picture frame on the planet, ” however is also controversial as the "biggest stolen building of all time.
Dubai Marina is an affluent residential neighborhood known for The Beach at JBR, a leisure complex with al fresco dining and sandy stretches to relax on. Smart cafes and pop-up craft markets line waterside promenade Dubai Marina Walk, while Dubai Marina Mall is packed with chain and luxury fashion brands. Upscale yachts cruise through the large man-made marina, where activities range from jet-skiing to skydiving.